Report from Evergreen Speedway:

There were high expectations and palatable anticipation for both drivers and fans heading into the 2018 season at Evergreen Speedway. On Saturday night the fans showed up for a packed house and big car counts along with some thrilling racing action. The track saw it’s biggest season opener in many years with fans and drivers from across the West Coast coming to witness the brand new repaved 3/8th mile track in action.

One of the longest hauls of the event was made by Upper Lake, CA driver Jeremy Doss, but the 13-hour trip paid off as the West Coast hot shot drove his way to victory lane to become the first winner on the new surface during the 100 lap feature.

Twenty-five Super Late Models were on hand to try and take home the victory of the first of six Bud Crown Series races in 2018. The night started off with Garret Archer taking home fast time and a new track record of 15.468 and destroying the old track record of 16.308. Archer would draw a “0” invert putting him on the pole with veteran Garrett Evans starting on the outside.

Archer took the field to green and lead for the first 76 laps until a late race caution came out following contact between Evans and Doni Wanat while battling for third; the incident would collect multiple drivers. The late race restart gave Doss a chance to start on the outside of Archer, Doss would use the advantage to power his way to the outside and take the lead. Doss never gave up the lead as he captured his first career win at Evergreen Speedway.

Archer went on to finish second launching his 2018 Championship campaign. Canadian driver Shane Harding would take home third with Lex Johnson and Trenton Moriarity rounding out the top five.